Fish and Whales!

Digiboat's "Product Testing"
Simon Blundell
Thu 12 May 2011 18:37
09°07.20S 111°38.08E
Clear skies, slight swell and no wind for last 2 days.
Wed finally had breakthrough with the fish - a large stripey tuna was landed after a lengthy fight. supplied two steak meals plus plenty of sashimi. A medium size mahi mahi unfortunately broke the trace while being lifted aboard, but Alfredo's first fish so he enjoyed the fight regardless, and a marlin took the big lure and after a couple of aerial displays managed to flick the hook free.
Tracked along with a small pod of large humpback whales for quite a while. Initially they would dive out of the way before we got too close, then adjusted our technique and vectored into them on a converging course then shut off the engines and coasted to within 10 feet of them before they dived. Some terrific photos and videos which bandwidth doesn't permit including here - will update when I return to wifi range.